Lucy Hayes

Senior Associate

Lucy Hayes is a Senior Associate at E3G contributing to work on embedding climate risk in decision-making and building resilience to climate impacts. Other areas of interest and expertise include governance reform and the political economy of climate change.

Lucy Hayes

Lucy has worked for over twenty years in international development, most recently as a senior governance adviser for FCDO/ DFID, leading work on public sector reform, democracy and citizen accountability in countries in west and southern Africa. She has designed and implemented innovative programmes that mainstream climate into the centre of government reform processes and that use deep understanding of political economy and institutional incentives to address resilience and economic development challenges.

Prior to joining DFID, Lucy worked on development finance and aid effectiveness at the European Network on Debt and Development in Brussels where she led coalitions tackling many similar issues being faced by implementation of climate finance today. She started her career working for the Irish NGO Trocaire in Central America. 

Lucy has an MA in Governance and Development from the University of Sussex and a BA in History and Spanish from Trinity College Dublin. She is a linguaphile and speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Outside work, Lucy is (still) learning to surf on the west coast of Ireland where she is based with her husband and two children. 

Lucy has worked for over twenty years in international development, most recently as a senior governance adviser for FCDO/ DFID, leading work on public sector reform, democracy and citizen accountability in countries in west and southern Africa. She has designed and implemented innovative programmes that mainstream climate into the centre of government reform processes and that use deep understanding of political economy and institutional incentives to address resilience and economic development challenges.

Prior to joining DFID, Lucy worked on development finance and aid effectiveness at the European Network on Debt and Development in Brussels where she led coalitions tackling many similar issues being faced by implementation of climate finance today. She started her career working for the Irish NGO Trocaire in Central America. 

Lucy has an MA in Governance and Development from the University of Sussex and a BA in History and Spanish from Trinity College Dublin. She is a linguaphile and speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Outside work, Lucy is (still) learning to surf on the west coast of Ireland where she is based with her husband and two children.